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author: Michael Kulakowski

Sony Will Show New Games and Trailers During Monday's State of Play

This Monday, Sony will hold its first State of Play broadcast, during which the company intends to present. The formula will resemble that of the long-standing Nintendo Direct event.

To the fans' surprise, Sony announced a special live stream of the first episode of the State of Play, a new formula to present new trailers and game announcements for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR, which will begin on Monday at 2 p.m. PST. The new PlayStation initiative will probably resemble Nintendo Direct, which has been in existence for several years now and is the main source of information about the plans and projects of the Japanese giant.

Following in the footsteps of competition, Sony confirms that State of Play will appear at regular intervals and is to be the main channel of interaction with the player community. At the moment we don't know exactly what content will appear during the stream, as PlayStation 4 is still waiting for a few big exclusive productions. These are Days Gone (launche scheduled for end of April), The Last of Us: Part II, Death Stranding, Dreams and Ghost of Tsushima. State of Play will be broadcast on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

It is possible that during State of Play we will see mostly trailers of productions, which Sony will show just three days later at its PAX East booth in Boston.

PAX East 2019 (March 25-31) - games promoted on the PlayStation 4 stand

  1. Bloodroots (Paper Cult)
  2. Control (505 Games / Remedy Entertainment)
  3. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled (Activision / Beenox)
  4. Days Gone (SIE / SIE Bend Studio)
  5. Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix / Omega Force)
  6. Dreams (SIE / Media Molecule)
  7. Falcon Age (Outerloop Game)
  8. Heaven's Vault (Inkle)
  9. Jupiter & Mars (Tigertron)
  10. Knights & Bikes (Double Fine Presents / Foam Sword)
  11. Layers of Fear 2 (Gun Media / Bloober Team)
  12. Luna (Funomena)
  13. MLB The Show 19 (SIE / SIE San Diego Studio)
  14. Mortal Kombat 11 (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / NetherRealm Studios)
  15. Mutazione (Die Gute Fabrik)
  16. Indivisible (505 Games / Lab Zero Games)
  17. Overland (Finji)
  18. Rad (Bandai Namco / Double Fine Productions)
  19. Trover Saves the Universe (Gearbox Publishing / Squanch Games)
  20. Wattam (Annapurna Interactive / Funomena)

PAX East 2019 - PlayStation VR games

  1. Ghost Giant (Zoink Games)
  2. Golem (Highwire Games)
  3. Falcon Age (Outerloop Games)
  4. Jupiter & Mars (Tigertron)
  5. Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash! (Grounding, Inc.)
  6. Trover Saves the Universe (Gearbox Publishing / Squanch Games)
  7. Vacation Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)

Let's add that State of Play launch may be another confirmation of the strategy change in the announcements of new PlayStation titles. Let's recall that this year Sony will not organize a traditional conference during the E3. Will it be like this in subsequent years? Nintendo proved that the formula of short promotional live streams is as effective as a well-organised conference. Not only does this save time and money, but also allows for better control over the viewers' perception of the promoted devices and games, while at the same time avoiding various types of mishaps and faults, which are an integral part of live broadcast events.

  1. PlayStation official website.
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